Pascagoula Youth Baseball to hold 2015 season Opening Ceremonies
Eric Hartman, Senquez Golson to be honored
PASCAGOULA - Pascagoula Youth Baseball (PYB) will hold its 2015 Opening Ceremonies on March 14 at 10:00am on Gibson Field. The complex is located on Tucker Street across from Pascagoula High School. In the event of rain, the ceremonies will be moved to the Pascagoula High School gym on Taylor Street.
Teams in each age group will be introduced and paraded on the field. PYB will field teams in T-Ball (4-6 year olds), rookie league or coach pitch (7-8 year olds), minor league (9-10 year olds), and major league (11-12 year olds) representing approximately 400 children playing youth baseball during the 2015 season. The Dixie Boys (13-15 year olds) will hold registration soon as well.
PYB will honor former longtime board president Eric Hartman this season. All league players will wear an "EH" on their uniforms in memory of Hartman.
"Eric's commitment and dedication to the youth of this community through this baseball league are second to none which is why our board is intent on having his service recognized," PYB Vice President Frank Corder said. "His knowledge and leadership are greatly missed but his presence and work on behalf of this league live on in every player that will play Pascagoula baseball."
Pascagoula and Ole Miss standout and future NFL star Senquez Golson will be the special guest at this year's Opening Ceremonies. Golson played in the youth baseball league and remains highly regarded within the community as a favorite son.
"Senquez continues to make Pascagoula and Jackson County proud by representing our area in a positive way on every stage he's been blessed to step on," Corder said.
Corder added, "Being able to have Senquez home to throw out our first pitch and to give him a warm reception and enthusiastic send off as he approaches the NFL draft is a tremendous opportunity to showcase the success of this Goula boy we are all so proud of while also highlighting the potential of our young people here in this community if they study hard, diligently hone their skills, and passionately follow their dreams."
State Representative Charles Busby (R-HD 111) will sing the National Anthem to begin the ceremonies. Also, the Pascagoula High School baseball team along with Head Coach Ritchie Tillman will be on hand.
PYB invites the entire Pascagoula and Jackson County community to the 2015 Opening Ceremonies to help kick off our season, honor a dear friend, and celebrate one of our own.
Games will be played the day of Opening Ceremonies as a part of PYB's annual Kirkpatrick Tournament. This fun, season opening tournament raises funds for the annual scholarship given to a Pascagoula High School senior who previously played baseball in the league. Contributions to this scholarship fund will be accepted at Opening Ceremonies and a "split the pot" drawing will be held to support this fund.
Kirkpatrick Tournament Schedules are in the HANDOUTS tab.
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